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Wednesday, 19 December, 2018

Andrew Thornton: the big races and key stats from 28 years in the saddle

Andrew Thornton jumps the last on Cool Dawn (left) alongside Strong Promise in the 1998 Gold Cup
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Full name Andrew Robert Thornton

Born October 28, 1972

Apprenticeship amateur rider with Arthur Stephenson

First ride Brave Ruler, Kelso, November 7, 1990

First winner Wrekin Hill, Sedgefield, November 22, 1991

Cheltenham Gold Cup winner Cool Dawn (1998)

Other Cheltenham Festival winners Maamur (1996 National Hunt Handicap Chase), French Holly (1998 Royal & SunAlliance Novices' Hurdle)

King George VI Chase winner See More Business (1997)

Hennessy Cognac Gold Cup winner Gingembre (2002)

Welsh National winner Miko De Beauchene (2007)

Scottish Grand National winner Gingembre (2001)

Racing Post Chase winners Super Tactics (1998), Simon (2007)

Christmas Hurdle winner French Holly (1998)

Other big winners Cool Dawn (1997 Betterware Cup), French Holly (1998 Tolworth Hurdle, 1999 Prix La Barka), Dr Leunt (1999 Rehearsal Chase), Behrajan (2000 Haydock Long-Distance Hurdle), See More Business (2002 Rehearsal Chase), Sir Rembrandt (2003 Rehearsal Chase), Kingscliff (2003 Tripleprint Chase), Sunray (2003 Finale Juvenile Hurdle), The Listener (2006 Dipper Novices' Chase), A Glass In Thyne (2006 Sky Bet Chase), Simon (2007 Sky Bet Chase), Miko De Beauchene (2008 Red Square Vodka Gold Cup)

Cheltenham Gold Cup runner-up Sir Rembrandt (2004)

Placed mount in Champion Hurdle French Holly (3rd, 1999)

Highest finisher in Grand National St Mellion Fairway (4th, 1998)

Best mounts (Racing Post Ratings) Cool Dawn (172, 1998 Cheltenham Gold Cup), French Holly (170, 1998 Christmas Hurdle), Sir Rembrandt (170, 2nd in 2004 Cheltenham Gold Cup)

Lester Awards Jump Jockey Special Recognition 1996, 1997; Jump Ride of the Year 2003 (Kingscliff, Handicap Chase), 2007 (Miko De Beauchene, Welsh National)

Champion amateur rider 1992-93

Highest position in jump jockeys' championship 5th (2003-04)

Most wins in a season 86 (2003-04)

1,000th win over jumps in Britain Kentford Myth, Wincanton, December 26, 2016

Total wins over jumps in Britain 1,006

Compiled by John Randall

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